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Experimental and Modeling Studies of Turing Patterns in Chemical Systems

Thursday 15th March 2012 - 09:30 to 10:20
I will review three decades of work on Turing patterns in our laboratory, from the discovery of pattern formation in the CIMA reaction to recent experiments on three-dimensional patterns using tomographic techniques. I will discuss modeling efforts (including the Lengyel-Epstein model), approaches to designing systems that display Turing patterns, the effects of external perturbation, and the role of “structured media” (gels, microemulsions, surfaces).
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons